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Medical Assistant Salaries in Louisiana

Medical assistants jobs in Louisiana are in high demand because the employment outlook for this profession is exceptionally bright here. In fact, the medical assistant career has been labeled by the Louisiana Workforce Commission as one of the top 25 fastest-growing occupations in 2014.

Medical assistants that worked in Louisiana throughout 2013 enjoyed a median annual salary of $26,610. Non-salaried employees received a median hourly wage of $12.79 in that same year.

Medical assistants often earn higher or lower salaries due to their level of work experience prior to hire. For instance, in 2013, entry-level medical assistants in Louisiana earned an average annual salary of $22,520 or an average hourly wage of $10.83. Yet, more experienced medical assistants were awarded a significantly higher average annual salary of $30,890 or an average hourly wage of $14.85.

Advertised Salaries for Medical Assistants in Louisiana

Salary data for medical assistants can also be gleaned from advertised job postings for this occupation. The Louisiana Department of Labor found the following salary offerings for medical assistant jobs advertised in September 2014:

  • Entry-level: $24,921/yr. or $11.98/hr.
  • Median-level: $35,000/yr. or $16.83/hr.
  • Experienced-level: $37,795/yr. or $18.17/hr.

Medical assistant employers are typically inclined to hire applicants which realistic salary expectations. The Louisiana Department of Labor found that 69.44% of medical assistants sought to earn between $20,000 and $34,999/yr. in September 2014.

To discover how medical assistant salaries varied across geographic areas of Louisiana in 2013, please consult the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Alexandria LA
160
26790
Baton Rouge LA
1200
27740
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux LA
300
27280
Lafayette LA
480
28580
Lake Charles LA
340
24360
Monroe LA
140
27190
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner LA
2050
29620
Shreveport-Bossier City LA
590
25160
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
410
27330
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
180
24990
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
23260
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
460
23820